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Environmental Scientist

Employer
Leidos
Location
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Project Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a mid-level Environmental Scientist to support environmental projects at multiple office locations, including: Twinsburg, OH, Reston, VA, Oak Ridge, TN, and Earth City, MO.

The successful candidate will support environmental investigation and remediation projects, including task/project management; leading and directing task teams; planning, management and oversight of field investigations; data analysis and interpretation; remedial design and remedial action implementation, and report preparation. Specific tasks will include definition of subproject requirements and standards; preparation of project work plans; preparation of task management and technical reports; managing field mobilization logistics; coordinating field operations with client facility staff; providing direction and oversight of field investigation teams; sampling of environmental media; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; chemical, hydrogeologic, and geographic data manipulation.

Candidates will work independently with Leidos Project Manager and Senior Staff supervision, supervise junior staff, and interface with multiple Leidos offices and subcontractors. Applicants should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working in a team environment with internal and external stakeholders. Strong organizational skills are essential.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage and execute project tasks as assigned by Project Managers, including schedule, coordination and logistics, and deliverables.
  • Develop project sampling and analysis plans, waste management plans, subcontractor statements of work (e.g., drilling services, surveying), procurement of materials and supplies for field investigations, coordinate and schedule field activities, support preparation of health and safety plans and other related field investigation documentation as required by the project.
  • Manage the collection of investigation data, including soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water media sampling; collection of geotechnical and hydrogeologic data; installation of monitoring and injection wells; direct-push technology (DPT) sampling; and other pertinent literature or site-related data.
  • Compile, interpret, and report data to meet project quality assurance requirements under Federal (e.g. CERCLA), state, and/or client programs.
  • Prepare technical reports, including complex technical analysis, conceptual site models, and visual data presentations, including maps, cross sections, and data tabulations.
  • Development, analysis, and selection of remedial alternatives and exit strategies.
  • Comply with Leidos and client Environmental Compliance and Health & Safety programs.
  • Willing and able to travel to project locations for field assignments with durations typically 1-4 weeks.
  • Ability to pass background checks, obtain access to, and conduct work on, U.S. Government installations


Basic Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • BS or MS degree in Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or related field.
  • Two to four years of experience in the environmental field.
  • A minimum of 2 years directly relevant experience managing and executing field investigations.


Required Skills:
  • Interpretation and analysis of chemical, geotechnical, geologic, and/or engineering data to address project/reporting requirements.
  • Attention to detail and ability to conduct work in accordance with written plans and procedures.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint).
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Professional credential or progress toward obtaining certification in field of specialty (e.g, PG, GIT, EIT, Certified Soil Technician, CPSS, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of emerging PFAS technical guidance and investigations.
  • Prior completion of OSHA 1910.120 hazardous waste worker certification (40-hour HAZWOPER) and OSHA occupational physical exam and medical clearance allowing performance of field work at hazardous waste sites).
  • Specialized skills/experience in an environmental technical area, such as experience in a laboratory setting; drilling, coring, and well installation methods; industry safety requirements; investigation waste disposal methods; environmental statistical methods (e.g., trend analysis) and software tools (e.g., SAS); environmental databases (e.g., data management); or commonly employed contaminant fate/transport models (e.g., SESOIL, AT123D).


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